AoBM Statement on Terror Attacks

The Association of British Muslims strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and other cities over the past few days. The Muslim faith condemns such acts of violence.

“…if anyone slays a human being – unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.” (Holy Quran 5:32)

Our hearts and prayers go out to the French people, especially families who lost loved ones in these horrendous attacks.

The attacks in Paris were not aimed just at France or Paris, they are attacks against the values and freedoms we cherish and live by in Europe, they were aimed at all of us. In the wake of the sickening unprovoked attacks, we stand united, in solidarity.

Dr Mamadou Bocoum, Director for Inter-Faith Relations, AoBM
Aneeqa Malik
, London Director, AoBM
Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL
, Director for Innovation, AoBM
Kanza Ahmed
, Director for Sports & Wellbeing, AoBM
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
, Co-Director, AoBM

In Remembrance…

“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you might come to know one another. Verily, the most honoured of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).”
~ Holy Quran 49:13

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Happy Eid Al Adha! (1436 / 2015)

Happy Eid Al Adha 1436 / 2015

Happy Eid! (1436/2015)

Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless our Human Family as we continue to reach out to New Horizons. Ameen.

Happy Eid 1436 / 2015 (New Horizons)

Interview about the Robert Doggart case on RT’s In The Now

First they came for the Jews…

First they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for the Yazidis
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Yazidi

Then they came for the Shi’a
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Shi’a

Then they came for the historical artifacts
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a historical artifact

Then they came for the Christians
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Christian

Then they came for the Zoroastrians
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Zoroastrian

Then they came for the Sufis
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Sufi

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

(Based on a poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller)


What have the Muslims ever done for us?


At an EDL meeting, in a darkened pub room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere. Greg and Stan are seated at a table at one end of the room. Frank, dressed in activist gear — a signature EDL hoody — is standing by a plan on the wall. He is addressing an audience of about eight ski masked activists. Their faces are partially hidden…

The coaches park up at this public car park here, we then march down this street just around the corner from the new megamosque… the police will probably try to stop us here, but if we are clever and not too pissed, we might be able to outwit them and march down Brewers Lane, right next to the new mosque. Having reached the site of the mosque, we inform those muzzies that they are in our country and forthwith issue our demands. Any questions?

What exactly are the demands?

We’re giving them two days to dismantle the entire mosque and if they don’t agree immediately we will put a pig’s head outside the door in the dead of night!

Cut a pig’s head off?

Cut all it’s bits off, send ’em to the mosque every hour on the hour… show him we’re not to be trifled with.

Also, we’re demanding a ten foot cartoon of the Prophet with a bomb in his turban.

What? They’ll never agree to that, Greg!

That’s just a bargaining counter. And of course, we point out that they bear full responsibility when we chop the pig up, and… that we shall not submit to Muzlamic Law.

(Applause) No Muzlamic rayguns!

They’ve bled us white, the bastards. They’ve taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers’ fathers.

And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers.


And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers’ fathers.

All right, Stan. Don’t labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?

The kebab.

Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That’s true.

Masked Activist:
And soap, toothbrushes, perfume!

Oh yes… personal hygiene, Greg, you remember what people used to be like before, with all that bad B.O.

All right, I’ll grant you that kebabs and personal hygiene are two things that the Muslims have done…

And carpets…

(sharply) Well yes obviously the carpets… the carpets go without saying. But apart from kebabs, toiletries and carpet…

Another Masked Activist:

Other Masked Voices:
Algebra… Medicine… Astrolabes… Telescopes… Star charts… Education… Health… Optics… Maps… Water clocks… Arab horses… The scientific method… Advances in architecture… Evolution… Gardening…

Yes… all right, fair enough…

Activist Near Front:
And coffee…

Oh yes! True!

Yeah. That’s something we’d really miss if the Muslims left, Greg.

Masked Activist at Back:
Baths and showers!

And street lighting, it’s safe to walk in the streets at night now.

Yes, they certainly know how to make kebabs and drive us home safely at night… (general nodding)… let’s face it, they’re the only ones who could in a place like this.

(more general murmurs of agreement)

All right… all right… but apart from better personal hygiene and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and carpets and baths and algebra and architecture and science and gardening and kebabs and taxis… what have the Muslims ever done for us?

Brought peace!

(very angry, he’s not having a good meeting at all)

What!? Oh… (scornfully) Peace, yes… shut up!


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